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Rectangular Box, Bottle-Sized

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Project by FloridaArt posted 08-06-2012 07:53 PM 1038 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

August, 2012—What fun to make a box out of random woods left over from other projects. The top is assorted hardwoods, glued up and planed. The sides are poplar, with a “skirt” made of a darker hard wood. The bottom is a scrap of construction-grade 1/2” plywood. The feet on the bottom are slices of a dowel rod. The buttons on the underside of the lid are home-made plugs, of a lighter wood, with a smaller darker home-made plug inside.

The project is sanded to 220 grit, and finished with a brush-on gloss water-based polyurethane, 3-coats. Nothing special about the joinery. Miter joints for the corners. Gorilla Wood Glue holds it all together. The bottle in the last photo used for scale purposes only.

Apologies for the quality of the photos. There is something going on with my camera, and I am trying some different settings.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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TurnTurnTurn

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 01:05 AM

Nice work!!! You sure that “Harvey” doesn’t have something to do with the ‘quality of the photos’? lol Thx for sharing.

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 01:19 AM

Nicely done on the box

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 01:47 AM

Nice job of using up spare pieces. I do that a lot and the results are usually fun.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 08-07-2012 02:10 AM

Nice job on this. I really like how you put that top together.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 09:17 AM

Nice job, Its 5’ O’clock somewhere

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 08-07-2012 11:17 AM

How many turned your head to read the label?

-- Tim Harrelson

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Roger

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#7 posted 08-07-2012 12:24 PM

Gr8 way to save use up those cut-offs, and scrap/s

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 08-07-2012 12:26 PM

Your “scale purpose” bottle must have a leak, it is only 1/2 full.
Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 08-22-2012 10:20 AM

Nice looking box Art, I think wine bottle corks might work very well on this box for feet too. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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